Virginia Urban Wood Group

 

Welcome to the Virginia Urban Wood Group, where we envision:

"A future where the economic value of the timber after the tree eventually dies,

is just as important as the many benefits it gives the community while living."

~ Damon Barron, Treecycle America

 

Purpose of the Virginia Urban Wood Group

The Virginia Urban Wood Group has been created to promote the improved marketing and utilization of urban and small acreage trees as a viable part of Virginia's forest products economy. 

 Virginia Urban Wood Group goals include:

  • Utilize outreach, education and innovative workforce development to assist in the development of small acreage service providers which can fill a contractor void between the arborist and the traditional production logger.
  • Improving the utilization of Virginia's urban and small woodlot forest resources via enhanced marketing opportunities.
  • Seeking opportunities to fulfill the interest and management needs of small property landowners who have concerns over issues such as forest health, fire danger and the proper management of their woods, with the ultimate goal of aesthetically managing their small forested property. 

Upcoming Urban Wood Utilization Workshops

Newport News:  Expanding Business Opportunities in Small and Urbanizing Forests:  Managing, Harvesting and Utilizing Urban Trees Workshop:  February 22, 2017

Roanoke/Hollins VA:  Expanding Business Opportunities in Small and Urbanizing Forests:  Managing, Harvesting and Utilizing Urban Trees Workshop:  March 9, 2017!

 VA Urban Wood Group Members

  • Joe Lehnen:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Adam Downing:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Lara Johnson:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Charlie Becker:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • P. Eric Wiseman, Ph.D; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VA Urban Wood Group Partners

  • Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • Virginia Department of Forestry
  • Trees Virginia (Virginia Urban Forest Council)

Other Urban Wood Websites

Instructional Videos: 

  • Urban Wood Usage Forestry Fast Break:  A short video on the better use of urban trees 
  • Grading LogsUrban trees and wood are often a neglected natural resource. The goal of this video series is to encourage the best uses of our urban-suburban trees. The Virginia Urban Wood Group has been created to promote the improved marketing and utilization of urban and small acreage trees as a viable part of Virginia's economy.
  • Milling LogsUrban trees/wood are often a neglected natural resource. The goal of this video series is to encourage the best uses of our urban-suburban trees. The Virginia Urban Wood.

Success Stories

 

Did You Know:

  • Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.

  • Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • A birdhouse hung on a young tree branch, does not move up the tree as the tree grows.

  • A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.

  • One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.

  • Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia adopted the flowering dogwood Cornaceae Cornus florida as the State Tree on February 24, 1956.  The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...

  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20-50 percent in heating energy.

  • Trees are the largest living organisms on earth: some coastal redwoods are more than 360 feet tall.

  • In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.

  • Trees are some of the oldest living organisms on earth: some bristle-cone pines are thought to be more than 5000 years old.

Our Partners

American Grove     Virginia Department of Forestry     Mid-Atlantic Chapter International Society of Arboriculture

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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